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Adam Lowry scores in OT as Jets snap Lightning’s 3-game win streak

Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point score goals and Jonas Johansson makes 29 saves for Tampa Bay, which picks up a point.
 
Winnipeg Jets center Adam Lowry (17) beats Lightning goaltender Jonas Johansson (31) for the winning goal in overtime Wednesday at Amalie Arena.
Winnipeg Jets center Adam Lowry (17) beats Lightning goaltender Jonas Johansson (31) for the winning goal in overtime Wednesday at Amalie Arena. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Nov. 23, 2023|Updated Nov. 23, 2023

TAMPA — Adam Lowry scored 1:39 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets won their fourth consecutive game, beating the Lightning 3-2 Wednesday night at Amalie Arena.

Lowry scored from the left circle off a pass from Neal Pionk.

“We had some good patience,” Lowry said, “Unbelievable pass. Just tried my best to not miss.”

Vladislav Namestnikov stole the puck and controlled it in the offensive zone to also assist on the winner.

Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point scored for the Lightning, who had won three in a row. Jonas Johansson made 29 saves.

“There was endless breakdowns,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said of the overtime goal. “Didn’t take the puck out, We turned it over.”

Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots. Josh Morrissey and Mark Scheifele also scored for Winnipeg.

“Helly was really pushing for the day off (Thursday),” Lowry said. “I think there’s some great fishing on that (east) side (of Florida).”

Hellebuyck made a terrific pad save on Nikita Kucherov and turned aside Brandon Hagel’s breakaway shot during an 18-second span early in the first. Morrissey opened the scoring 59 seconds later.

“Teams with depth win, and probably a big reason why Winnipeg’s winning,” Cooper said. “And they got a goalie back there. So, you add those things up and it’s plain to see Winnipeg in the upper half of the standings, because they have star players, they’ve got a goalie and they’re deep.”

Stamkos cut the Lightning deficit to 2-1 late in the first on his 198th power-play goal that tied him for 20th place overall with Brian Bellows. It also gave the Lightning captain a three-game goal streak and was his 523rd overall, which is one away from tying Bryan Trottier for 37th place.

Point tied it at 2 in the second. Johansson kept it even with an outstanding pad stop on Cole Perfetti.

“They’re a great team,” Morrissey said. “The caliber of play, the team they have, Have some of the best players in the world. So, it’s always a tough team, especially in this building.”

Morrissey also had an assist.

The Jets have 11 overtime wins since the start of last season. Only New Jersey and Carolina, with 12 each, have more.

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press

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